Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Shiver of Light (A Merry Gentry Novel)

A Shiver of Light (A Merry Gentry Novel)
Offered by Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Price: $11.99

2.0 out of 5 stars 1.5 Stars ...Oh Brother - A Classic Laurell, June 4, 2014

Book Description

June 3, 2014
I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. Legal name Meredith Gentry, because “Princess” looks so pretentious on a driver’s license. I was the first faerie princess born on American soil, but I wouldn’t be the only one for much longer...

Merry Gentry, ex–private detective, now full-time princess, knew she was descended from fertility goddesses, but when she learned she was about to have triplets, she began to understand what that might mean. Infertility has plagued the high ranks of faerie for centuries. Now nobles of both courts of faerie are coming to court Merry and her men, at their home in exile in the Western Lands of Los Angeles, because they will do anything to have babies of their own.

Taranis, King of Light and Illusion, is a more dangerous problem. He tried to seduce Merry and, failing that, raped her. He’s using the human courts to sue for visitation rights, claiming that one of the babies is his. And though Merry knows she was already pregnant when he took her, she can’t prove it.

To save herself and her babies from Taranis she will use the most dangerous powers in all of faerie: a god of death, a warrior known as the Darkness, the Killing Frost, and a king of nightmares. They are her lovers, and her dearest loves, and they will face down the might of the high courts of faerie—while trying to keep the war from spreading to innocent humans in Los Angeles, who are in danger of becoming collateral damage.

Edited for various typos made while in the heat of the moment!

Please forgive my ramble for that is what this is and less a review -I find that my review is written more like this book was and less like a proper review!

Sooo...we waited 5 years for *this*?

A re-cap of the story with no spoilers ------------------------------->

Discussions of past books...blah,blah,blah.

Discuss the entourages clothing and appearance.

Have babies.
More inappropriate talk about the men.

Some action.
More recap, re-hash, filler, introspective depressing filler.

Some interesting bits with Taranis and the Andais that never gets built on.

Being set up as a Deity - again never gets expanded on---Oh and more more re-hash.

A death, a fight, some dream leaping/visiting and questioning of mortality--- yet MORE filler and repetitiveness.

The end. ------------------------->

Annoying parts? Aside from the fact that this book was filled to the covers with c r a p --- there* was* actually some interesting parts, unfortunately they had not been expanded on to make a fresh new book. The interesting and plot building parts seem to be brushed under the carpet and we the readers are left wondering what the heck we waited.

The death was supposed to be horrific, but it just left me with a 'so what' sort of feeling, I didn't feel horror or regret and I should have, It just wasn't written for me to actually 'feel it'.

The interesting bits with the Queen was perfect and there should have been more.

Merry bringing mortality to Fairy seems to be an unwise addition to this story - a better plot would have been the Fae and all its representatives should have brought immortality to Merry.

Could the third baby possibly the Kings?

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Merry should have taken care of the King the whole way, not just as far s she took it. Unfortunately for us this leaves the option open for Ms Hamilton to be repetitive with her next book-repeating (beating dead horses)anything that Taranis ever did to our poor Merry- If I had read one more time how she was beaten at the Shining Court by the King - I would have pulled my own eyes out!

This is the perfect book for the first time reader, since everything will be totally fresh for you -for us long-time ready to beat yourself over the head to keep yourself awake long enough to finish.

Also be prepared for nothing really new, or eye opening.

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